Northampton Policing Review Commission to hold first meeting

  • Grace Coates, center, embraces State Trooper Mike Habel as Northampton Police Chief Jody Kasper Northampton Police Lt. Alan Borowski look on, following a long standoff between police and protesters at the Northampton police station in June.  GAZETTE FILE PHOTO

Staff Writer
Published: 9/18/2020 9:41:51 AM
Modified: 9/18/2020 9:41:39 AM

NORTHAMPTON — The Northampton Policing Review Commission has scheduled its first meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 over Zoom. The group plans to elect co-chairs, discuss hiring a staff person, and talk about a plan for its work, among other agenda items

The Northampton Policing Review Commission, a joint commission of the City Council and mayor’s office, was proposed after residents asked the City Council to make significant cuts to the Police Department budget. The 15-member panel will examine the department’s budget, use of force policies, and alternatives to current policing practices, among other issues.

Information about how to join Tuesday’s meeting can be found on the city’s online calendar

Greta Jochem can be reached at gjochem@gazettenet.com. 




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